By: WD from Los Angeles, CA.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Seems to be, but the first 2 I recieved had issues (fret dress for 1, broken controls on the 2nd) the 3rd however was perfect. These came factory sealed so more than likely it was a sleepy inspector or the fact it travelled from the other side of the planet. The initial disappointment was offset by the terrific customer service of AMS, they were very concerned (maybe even more than me) and fixed me up VERY FAST even though they had to have one of their own people inspect the 3rd one, plus all the return shipping they had to pay. It was nice to have a company & staff much more concerned with my happiness than their bottom line. Not enough room to write about all the little things they did in this process, but the customer service was best I have ever ever experienced. Matter of fact I went from being nervous about buying a guitar without playing it to buying 2 Les Pauls from AMS afterwards (no problems with either of those thankfully).
How has it stood up over time?
Haven't had had it long (about 2 weeks) but seems rock solid, more I play it the more I like it.
Your general opinion of this product.
Everything really great overall, the only somewhat negative thing is, the onboard chorus isn't adjustable, but in the right situation it still could be useful, doesn't sound bad just limited. Everything else.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Great neck, VERY FAST for an acoustic, well designed cut away gives good access to upper register.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Light and crisp without being hollow or wimpy. Base sound (no amplification) is great. Pick-ups seem good (only checked at low volume on a small marshall combo) Not a big fan of the 1-size fits all chorus, but it could prove useful and 3 band EQ is nice.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Great looking guitar, commented on by everyone who's seen it.
How was the action out of the box?